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Kirkland Kiwanis Foundation launches new scholarship in honor of Bill Petter

Long-time resident of Kirkland Bill Petter was very involved in the community with groups such as KITH and Kirkland Kiwanis. - Contributed
Long-time resident of Kirkland Bill Petter was very involved in the community with groups such as KITH and Kirkland Kiwanis.
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The  Kirkland Kiwanis Foundation unveiled their new scholarship program named in honor of Bill Petter, a prominent Kirkland businessman, philanthropist, and long-time member of the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland.

“It was a tragic loss to the community when Bill Petter passed away in 2011, and a real blow to the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland,” said Jay Henwood, club president. “And now, thanks to the generosity of the Petter family, we are now able to offer a scholarship program in Bill’s memory that will

benefit not only the individual recipients, but also the community. This would make Bill very happy.”

Throughout his life, Petter was involved in various facets of the automotive industry, so the Kirkland Kiwanis Foundation decided that the best way to honor him was to offer scholarships to selected graduating seniors in Lake Washington School District high schools who want to pursue careers

in the field of transportation technology offered by the Lake Washington Institute of Technology.

For more information, interested parties can talk with their school counselors, or log onto the club’s website at: kirkland.kiwanis.org.

 

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